We all know that Europe is just oozing with elegance and charms, but there’s still a lot of hidden gems yet to be uncovered by the rest of the world. Be among the first to explore the roads less taken during your next travel to Europe.
1. Meteora, Greece
Take a walk in the clouds during your next Europe travel. The Meteora, which means “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is a rock formation in central Greece that hosts one of the largest, most important and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the country. The six monasteries are perched high on top of the natural sandstone rock pillars. The massive pinnacles of smooth rock make a perfect setting for a science-fiction or fantasy film.
2. Burano, Italy
Picturesque Burano is best known for its colorful fishermen’s houses, fishing and handmade lace. With fewer crowds compared to Venice, it’s a great alternative for those who wish for a quieter time during their travel. Burano rose to prominence in the 1500s when its lace making traditions began, and since then lace has been an important part of the city. However, the major attraction of Burano is still the brightly colored houses lining up the boat-filled canals. It’s said the bright colors are to help the returning fishermen find their home in the thick fog of the lagoon.
3. Isle of Skye, Scotland
Known for its rugged and dramatic landscapes, Isle of Skye makes you feel like you’ve been transported into an epic fantasy novel. The beautiful “cloud island” is otherworldly sceneries of mysterious moors, deep lochs (lakes) and towering sea cliffs. There’s a plentiful of wildlife to look out for, including the Golden Eagle and Red Deer when you travel here. Don’t miss the magical Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle and the magnificent Old Man of Storr, a giant pinnacle of rock that towers over the vast expanse of the isle.
4. Sintra, Portugal
Located 25km away from Lisbon, Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town that exudes a romantic aura unlike any other European city. Set between rippling mountains and the glittering sea, Sintra, marvel at the extravagant castles and opulent mansions hidden within the pine covered hills and get lost in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center that’s dotted with pastel hued manors. Get in touch with a local travel agency now to travel to this part of Europe.
5. Piran, Slovenia
One of the most photogenic places in the world, Piran is a peaceful fishing village set on the tip of the peninsula that boasts of a pristine turquoise sea and Venetian-style architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. First time visitors definitely must try the highly renowned la fleur de sel sorts salt which the town prides itself with. It’s the best place to travel to in Europe to relax and take things slow when you think your life is moving too fast.
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